Monster Truck Showdown Saturday in Sturgeon Bay

A monster truck showdown is set for Saturday evening at John Miles County Park in Sturgeon Bay. The event, part of the Summer Nationals, will be held at the grandstand on the Door County Fairgrounds. Ron Woodbridge of 2Xtreme Racing says the first ever “showdown” in Sturgeon Bay is one of 60 similar competitive events held across the country… According to Woodbridge, the event is … Continue reading

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Firefighters Filling the Boot for MDA

Sturgeon Bay firefighters will be back in the city’s downtown area Saturday to continue their “Fill-the-Boot” fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. As in the past, members of union local 2682 will be located at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Louisiana Street. Firefighter Matt Austad says this Saturday marks the second of three times firefighters will collect funds for MDA this summer… All of … Continue reading

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Whitefish Dunes State Park Celebrates 50 Years

In recognition of its 50th birthday, the Friends of Whitefish Dunes State Park are planning a special anniversary event for Friday, from 11AM to 1:30PM. In 1967, the citizens of Door County passed a referendum that brought about the establishment of the park in the Town of Sevastopol, one of five state parks in Door County. Since then, the Dunes has been a cool water … Continue reading

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Fiber Cut Was Cause of Governmental Phone Outage

A fiber cut somewhere in the coverage area of Southwest Bell is being blamed for a problem with phones at government offices in Door County Monday. City and county workers could call out, but incoming calls were blocked. The 911 emergency calling system was not affected by the glitch. At first, it was thought that the phone problem was centered in an AT&T router system. … Continue reading

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Rob Burke is Area UW Extension Director

Door County’s Rob Burke has been tabbed by the UW Extension to operate as its Area Extension Director, effective July 1st. Administrative Area 12 consists of Door, Kewaunee and Manitowoc Counties. The UW Extension is undergoing a reorganization process that is now beginning a transition into a new staffing model for counties that should be in place by January 2018. The selection of new area … Continue reading

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Michigan Street Bridge Opened Nearly 1,800 Times in 2016

The amount of boat traffic in the Sturgeon Bay area is on the rise, making it even more important to have in place a coordinated effort regarding the city’s three bridges. As the Department of Transportation continues the process of switching the bridges over to remote control operation, bridge-tenders must have a variety of information at their disposal. DOT Engineer Natasha Gwidt says that includes … Continue reading

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WPS Crews Kept Busy by Thursday Evening Storms

Wisconsin Public Service crews worked into the morning hours Friday to repair power outages caused by strong storms that passed through their coverage area Thursday evening. Close to 6,400 WPS customers, including some in the utility’s Sturgeon Bay service area, reported disruptions in their electrical service. Matt Cullen, WPS Communications Specialist, says crews encountered broken power poles and downed wires as they worked to restore … Continue reading

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Volunteers Sought for Adopt a Soldier Fundraiser

Adopt-a-Soldier Door County is looking for volunteers to help at its annual fundraiser set for Sunday, August 6th, at Martin Park in Sturgeon Bay. Adopt-a-Soldier Door County founder Nancy Hutchinson says a wide variety of jobs need to be filled… The Adopt-a-Soldier program cares for 190 men and women currently serving in the armed forces. Hutchinson says care packages filled with snacks, candy, energy drinks, … Continue reading

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Eagle Bluff Lighthouse a Historical Beacon

While Door County is known for its natural beauty, it also has gained a reputation for being a repository of the history, north, south and in between. Trudy Herbst of the Door County Historical Society says you don’t have to look far to find symbols of the county’s heritage on land and on the water. Herbst says its lighthouses are prime examples… Herbst says says … Continue reading

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Belgian Days This Weekend in Brussels

The 2017 Belgian Days celebration is set for this weekend at the Brussels Town Park. A $2 raffle ticket provides admittance to the park both days. Saturday’s activities include the Belgian Days run, a youth baseball tournament, co-ed volleyball, a cooyah tournament, and music performed by Spice. Kelly Tassoul says visitors will enjoy the best of Belgian food during the event… On Sunday, the baseball … Continue reading

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